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10 Alternative – Yet Romantic – Winter Wedding Color Palettes


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (we even put our Christmas tree up yesterday 🙂 ) And so there could hardly be a more perfect time to revel in the wonder that is Winter and look at some beautiful color palettes for anyone considering a wedding at this time of year. As a Winter bride myself (New Year’s Eve to be precise!), I can honestly say that whilst Summer may be the more popular season, Winter is definitely the most magical in which to say “I do” Think elegant long sleeves, roaring fires, sparkly lights, blankets and a coffee bar, because the nights draw in early – meaning more time for celebrating!

Now whilst red, gold and green may be the more traditional Winter color palette, I have rounded up 10 alternatives that I think might have even you Summer brides swooning!


Winter Frost

Nothing says Winter wedding quite like snow! And of course no Winter color palette roundup would be complete without a collection of blue hues, but these dusky shades add a hint of age and elegance perfect for the vintage loving bride.

'Winter Frost' Winter Wedding Color Palette

Wedding Cake – Catherine George Cakes // Photography – Lissa Ryan Photography via United with Love


Frosted Jade

These soft ethereal shades of jade are just exquisite! They look so regal paired with a pearly white and sparkly silver – plus I love the idea of bucking the gold (and rose gold) trend that has been so strong for the last few years.

Frosted Jade Winter Wedding Color Palette

Crown – Eden Luxe Bridal // Photography – Meg Fish 


Winter Rose

It may seem an usual choice for a Winter wedding, but again these dusky shades of purple and sage would make such a romantic and feminine alternative to the traditional Winter hues.

Winter Rose Feminine Winter Wedding Color Palette

Photography – Jenna Henderson via Every Last Detail on Aisle Society


First Snow

The key to this palette is to keep it understated, so lots of white with just hints of color. It would be especially lovely for a wedding high up in the snow-covered mountains somewhere… just imagine traipsing (or sledging) through the snow to your ceremony!

First Snow Wedding Color Palette

Stationery Suite – Lichenink


Fig & Fuchsia

There’s something lovely about a color palette that offers a surprise and the bright pop of fuchsia in this one does exactly that. This is a romantic choice for a feminine bride, and perfect for a floral affair!

Fig & Fuchsia Winter Wedding Color Palette

Photography – Rebecca Yale Photography via Chic Vintage Brides


Masculine Greenery

And from the feminine to the masculine….. I love the rich Wintery shades of blue and green in this color palette With a lingering hint of dusk they would be perfect for an historic estate or barn wedding, where the groom and groomsmen can embrace their inner country gent (think Lord Grantham) and don something tweed!

Masculine Winter Wedding Color Palette

Photography – Erin Morrison Photography via Glamour & Grace


Sunshine in Winter

Nothing says Summer quite like yellow, which is why I love it so much for a Winter wedding! Especially paired with blue – to highlight its delicate warmth. Use sparingly, perhaps only in your flowers, for a timelessly elegant take on this palette.

Winter Sun Yellow Winter Wedding Color Palette

Bouquet – Kennedy Occasions // Photography – Alex Thornton via Mountainside Bride


Cosy Blush

You may think of this palette as being more perfect for Spring or Summer, but how lovely do these Winter ladies look? Blush will not only add a hint of warmth to any Winter wedding, it is also a gorgeous shade for pairing with neutrals. Personally, I am in love with this little collection of colors!

Cosy Blush Winter Wedding Color Palette

Photography – Our Love Is Loud


Glamorously Gothic

Now for something completely different! With Victoriana and velvet having been such big trends recently, there can be no better time to embrace your inner goth and show a little of your dark side. You may think this palette a little too bold for you, but dark colors have an opulence and drama like no other! And you can always brighten it up with some berry hues, if you wish.

Glamorously Gothic Winter Wedding Colour Palette

Tyler Branch via Chic Vintage Brides


Winter Brights

Last but most definitely not least, I wanted to show you that bright colors aren’t only for the Summer months! This eclectic mix of the boldest shades will look spectacular on even the coldest of days…. and talk about wowing your guests, is there anything more wow than a red dress??

Winter Brights Winter Wedding Color Palette

Bouquet – Bramble Haus // Photography – Sophie Baker Photography via The Wedding Playbook

Now, if these don’t have you dreaming of a Winter wonderland wedding, I don’t know what will! If none of the above have caught your eye though, or set your heart a flutter, you might want to have a look at the 11 Winter wedding color palettes from last year…. they’re still just as lovely, don’t you think? Or there are plenty of beautiful ideas in CVBs Inspiration Board archives!